© 2016-2019 by SoundThread Music Blog

Privacy Policy

Effective: May 20, 2018

 

General

SoundThread Music Blog ("us", "we", or "our") operates the www.soundthread.net website (the "Service").

This Privacy Policy describes how SoundThread Music Blog collects and uses information, including the personal information, you provide on our Website (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information; and certain practices related to data that may be collected, used, or disclosed from web-based content.

Acceptance

By using or accessing this website, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy policy covers any and all actions on the Website.

Collection and Use of Information and Content

This website is hosted by wix.com. Your personal information may be maintained, processed and stored by Wix, our affiliates, and our service providers in the United States or other jurisdictions. Wix.com Ltd. is based in Israel which is considered by the European Commission to be a country which offers an adequate level of protection for EU data. Wix.com Inc. adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union (EU). The Safe Harbor program is intended to provide equivalent protections for personal data as exist in the EU. For more information about the Safe Harbor and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor website. A copy of Wix.com Inc's privacy policy is available here.

 

When you visit our website, you provide us with limited personal information and content you knowingly choose to disclose and/or post on the website.

  • When you use the Contact form on the SoundThread Music Blog website, a name, email address, subject and message are requested and routed through Wix's Contact Form web plugin and and accessible to us via Wix's Inbox app/tool. Information collected through the form is not visible on the Website site or to site visitors.

  • You may also subscribe to receive periodic newsletters, announcements and news that originate solely from SoundThread Music Blog that may be of interest to you. At present, the only content sent to subscribers are emails that announce when a new blog post has been added to the website. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.

We may also collect information how the website is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. This information is gathered for all visitors.

Sharing Your Information and Content with Third Parties

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy.  For information identified with residents of the European Union, all transfers of such information to unrelated third parties only in accordance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

 

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

  • Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests. All advertising cookies originate from Google AdSense.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), SoundThread Music Blog's legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

SoundThread Music Blog may process your Personal Data because:

  • You have given us permission to do so (e.g., subscribed to newsletters, contacted us using the Contact Form).

  • To comply with the law

Disclosure Of Data

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, SoundThread Music Blog may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements
SoundThread Music Blog may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of SoundThread Music Blog

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  • To protect against legal liability

 

Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. SoundThread Music Blog aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where SoundThread Music Blog relied on your consent to process your personal information.

 

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
 

Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

 

  • Analytics: We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

    • Google Analytics - Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.  You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

  • Advertising: We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

    • Google AdSense DoubleClick Cookie - Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our Service. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our Service or other websites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick Cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings web page: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Links To Other Sites
Our Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


Children's Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.


Changes To This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.  We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.  You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

 

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: soundthreadblog@gmail.com